Tag Archives: Diabetes

New Target For Diabetes Treatment Found

Diabetes is a disease where the body is not receiving a sufficient supply of insulin. (Representational Image) Tokyo:  The exocrine tissue of the pancreas which is responsible for digestion could make a promising target for stem cell-based diabetes treatment, a new study has found. Researchers from Kyoto University in Japan worked on mice with depleted Pdx1 gene, which in the ... Read More »

Scientists Identify Antigens That May Trigger Type 1 Diabetes

When an autoreactive T cell sees its antigen, it becomes activated and can initiate disease. (Representational image) New York:  A new class of antigens have been identified that may be a contributing factor to type 1 diabetes. Type-1 diabetes is the auto-immune form of diabetes, in which insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas are destroyed by the body’s own immune ... Read More »